Monday, April 23, 2012

Movie Musings: FAST FIVE

Got a major Hollywood tentpole franchise in a death spiral of diminishing returns?

Just add a liberal dose of The Rock!

(Now with free Dwayne Johnson attachment for those family friendly outings)

FAST FIVE doesn't know what kind of movie it wants to be, straight up action film, car porn or heist movie.

Instead it decides to drop all three in a blender, add a healthy dose of simmering sexual tension and serve it up to teenagers and 20-somethings everywhere.

The film doesn’t bother with those trivial nuisances like plot or character growth. At least three cops in the film give up their careers to go rogue for a life of crime because it’s the 'right thing to do' and ‘I was really angry at the bad guys’.

There's a back and forth showdown of sorts between Vin Diesel and series newcomer The Rock. Sort of a Highlander-style meeting of the action star minds or the basis of an ongoing fan-fic franchise. The mutual fighting style of Diesel and Johnson can best be summed up as hugging each other tightly, rolling around and a lot of grunting.

There can be only one.

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